March 2016

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SHEEP & GOAT OWNERS: UPDATE ON  PROPOSAL 90

(BELOW STATEMENT REPRINTED FROM ALASKA FARM BUREAU NEWSLETTER)

The Board of Game¬†DOES¬†have the authority to remove sheep and goats from the “clean list”. ¬†The Department of Fish and Game is still recommending they take no action on proposal 90 because the department does not have the authority to permit livestock. ¬†It is strongly recommended that we all submit our comments by the¬†March 4th¬†deadline opposing proposal 90.
Comments for proposal 90 and 91 can be submitted here:  http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=gameboard.main 

Here are our comments:

  • The health of Alaska’s Dall Sheep population is important, but proposal 90 is an extreme approach to deal with something that has not become an issue in Alaska. ¬†There is time to approach this issue in a logical manner and form a plan that fits Alaska, without harming the livestock industry.
  • Alaska is not a free grazing state. ¬†Between fencing and natural barriers there is a low likelihood of close contact between wild sheep and domestic sheep/goats.
  • There is no documentation of Dall Sheep deaths due to contact with livestock.
  • We oppose any form of permitting for simply owning livestock – this discussion should be limited to activities in Dall Sheep habitat or near enough that there’s a high probability of close contact.
  • The bacteria of concern (M. ovipneumoniae and M. haemolytica) are endemic in wild and domestic populations, disease develops when immune systems become depressed.
  • Reductions in Dall Sheep numbers due to disease should factor in multiple stressors: weather, predation, avalanches, lambing, parasite load, age and nutrition.
  • There should be a livestock-wildlife working group formed to collaboratively work on issues such as this one.
Please take the time to submit your comments on Proposal 90 and 91